Wednesday 16 October 2019

Sligo's rich archaeological sites the subject of seminar

One of Sligo’s most famous archaeological sites at Carrowmore.
One of Sligo’s most famous archaeological sites at Carrowmore.

As part of the 'Sligo Community Archaeology Project' a free seminar on the care of archaeological monuments will be held on Thursday, March 14th at The Sligo Park Hotel at 6.45 pm - 9.00pm.

Sligo has an exceptional wealth of archaeological monuments spread throughout the county, from mounds and tombs to castles and medieval churches. The archaeology of Sligo dates from earliest times to the present day and includes approximately 6,500 known sites which are located throughout the countryside.

Increasingly, local communities are realising the value of their local archaeological resource and there is a demand for greater community involvement with the county's archaeology whether through directly experiencing sites and monuments, or by developing heritage trails, exhibitions or events.

The aims of the seminar are to promote community involvement in archaeology through providing practical support to communities in the use of techniques that can be used to research local sites and monuments, within the context of examples of successful community archaeology projects. The seminar is aimed at community groups, burial ground committees, heritage groups, 'Tidy Towns' committees, youth groups, Men's Sheds, Active Retirement groups and anyone who has an interest in local heritage and history.

This seminar is an output of the 'Sligo Community Archaeology Project' and an initiative of Sligo Heritage Forum and is an action of the County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016 - 2020. It will be delivered by Tamlyn McHugh of Fadó Archaeology on behalf of the Heritage Office, Sligo County Council.

The seminar is free but places are limited therefore booking is essential. For more information and booking contact Tamlyn McHugh by phoning 086 8706529 or emailing

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